Sergey Karasev Rumors

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Sergey Karasev
Sergey Karasev
Position: F
Born: 10/26/93
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:197 lbs. / 89.4 kg.
Salary: $1,599,840
“My dad, he’s my biggest fan, so he has his own opinion. I can’t control what he says to the press. A lot of people want that I play, especially back home in Russia, so they have their own opinion,’’ Karasev said at morning shootaround before a game against the Celtics. “I’m with the Nets. I love this organization, I like Coach Hollins, so I just keep working hard. I’m just with this team right now. All my focus, all my mind is to win the game. That’s why I’m here.’’
Storyline: Sergey Karasev Trade?
Vasily Karasev – the coach of Triumph in the Russian league and a former star player in Russia – made the pointed comments in SovSport, calling the Nets a “mess,” questioning Hollins’ decisions and saying his son wants a trade. “I talked with him and he said, ‘Yeah, I know, I apologize,’” the younger Karasev said. “But … that’s his opinion. I can’t control this. He can say whatever he thinks. That’s not what I’m thinking.’’
Mike Mazzeo: Sergey Karasev, who has played just six minutes all season, wants to be traded from the Nets, sources confirmed Thursday. Karasev’s father told Russian publication SovSport that his son has been discussing potential deals. His father also blasted Brooklyn, saying the franchise is in “total disarray.” Sources say Karasev’s frustration over not playing has been building for a while now, especially given the team’s 2-10 record. The Nets have already declined to pick up his $2.5 million fourth-year team option for next season.
“It’s totally confusing,” said Vasily Karasev, once one of Russia’s best players and now coach of Triumph in the Russian basketball league. “Sergey is totally healthy. But the coach seems to be thinking something different: he said that he does not see Sergey as part of the team. Based on what I’ve seen personally – the team is in total disarray. If I went there myself – even that would be better. The team has no game.”